"In the next land, we found were Cyclopes."(56) "Across the bay from the land of the Cyclopes is a lush, deserted island."(68)
"Odysseus and his crew land on the island in a dense fog and spend days feasting on wine and wild goats and observing the mainland, where the Cyclopes live. On the third day, Odysseus and his company of men set out to learn if the Cyclopes are friends or foes."(69-73)
He left his rams and he-goats in the yard outside and swung high overhead a slab of solid rock to close the cave. Two dozen four-wheeled wagons, with heaving wagon teams, could not have stirred the boulder "When all these chores were done, he poked the fire, heaping on brushwood. In the glare he saw us."(155-156)
He clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor.(178)
Cyclops went on filling up his belly with man flesh and great gulps of whey, then lay down like a mast among his sheep.(185) Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up: no quitting now.(203)
The blind thing in his doubled fury broke a hilltop in his hands and heaved it after us.(395) O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands,if I am thine indeed, and thou art father:grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, neversee his home: Laertes son, I mean, who kept his hall on Ithaca. Should destinyintend that he shall see his roof againamong his family in his father land,far be that day, and dark the years between.Let him lose all companions, and returnunder strange sail to bitter days at home.